U.S. Senate probably can’t reach a budget agreement with House: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he does not think Republican-led Senate can reach a budget agreement with the Democrat-dominated House of Representatives this year.

“I can’t imagine that we could reach an agreement on a budget with this particular House of Representatives,” he said, adding that a spending deal put in place last year would continue guide the government this year.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert and Susan Cornwell)